Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Windy Snowman Art Project

Last week we had a ball creating these adorable snowmen.
It is fun to see each student's personality come out in their work.

The idea and steps for this project is found on © www.artprojectsforkids.org

Sunday, January 15, 2017

2nd Grade WONDERS - Morning Work

Hello friends!!
We are beginning Unit 4 next week... and I thought that I needed to add a bit to my morning routine. I wanted it to include our WONDERS program with it.

 My kids are familiar with coming in the morning, organizing their tools and preparing for the day. Then they begin their journal and share in front of the room with the microphone.  They do this while I take roll, answer questions etc. It is automatic, they know the routine, expectations and it makes for a nice start to the day.

I plan to collate and bind Unit 4 for each of my students.
(Next year, I plan to collate the entire year in a 3 ring binder. 
 I plan to include a tab for WONDERS Weekly Writing Assessments also.)
There are 4 pages per week. 

The pages include the Unit and Week and Essential Question.
The 15 spelling words are also listed with a couple of activities to complete.
There is a vocabulary word and definition section and 
an opportunity to work on sentence structure.
I have included grammar standards that are focused during the week.

I listed the High Frequency Words, also.  I plan to have the kids read and pass these off to me (as I walk around and monitor) while they are working on their morning work.
Many kids will not have to work real hard to do this, however, I think it is a good idea for them to be exposed to these sight words.

The final 2 pages are sort of optional... 
my students DO NOT have great handwriting... and it drives me crazy!!! 
 I have always had them 'polish' this skill up knowing that they will be introduced to cursive in 3rd grade.
Monday and Tuesday offer spelling word practice WITH a handwriting font and opportunity to write 2 sentences using their spelling words.
Wednesday and Thursday offer spelling practice on their own.

I am excited to present this to my kids and see how they embrace it. 
I'm anxious to see the difference it makes in their weekly study.

You'll have to let me know ;)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2nd Grade Wonders Unit 4 BUNDLE

I have received many requests to bundle my various WONDERS products...
I took the challenge... UNIT 4 Bundle is posted!!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year Portfolio Page

 Happy New Year friends!!!
I hope it is a wonderful year for you personally and for your classroom!!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

New Year Step Book

Are you ready for the New Year?  2017 will be fabulous!!
This step book just might be what you are looking for to complete the first day back from Winter Break.  Celebrate the New Year with curriculum and FUN!!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!!

Thank you for a fun year in 2nd Grade!!!
Love, Lory and family